Puebla Cathedra, Puebla

4.8
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Overlooking the main square in the World Heritage-listed Puebla, Puebla Cathedra dominates its surroundings. Although construction of this church began as early as 1575, the structure wasn't completely finished until the late 17th century. Admire the imposing structure, known for its two uneven towers, the tallest in Mexico. Boasting a mix of Renaissance and Baroque styles, the church features fourteen lavishly decorated chapels. Use our Puebla travel route planner to visit Puebla Cathedra on your trip to Puebla, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the biggest in the whole country, this cathedral really takes your breath away. The inside is specially beautiful and so, so big. You can't miss it!  more »
  • Puebla is a spellbinding community, and the Puebla Cathedral is well worth a visit. You will be amazed at all the gold and the beautiful carvings.  more »
  • Amazing architectural master piece in the city centre absolutely worth checking out! It was open whenever I was passing by so make sure to take a peek.  more »
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  • Simply amazing. Love the purple color on the façade and all golden details on the inside. Nice to visit on a Sunday afternoon while all vendors and city life are happening.
  • Possibly the best maintained historical church south of Mexico City. Well worth a visit to see. Or, better yet to attend a Mass!
  • Big, old, dark cathedral. If cathedrals are your thing, go for it. I am of the NAFC (not another ... church) persuasion. The question is always...if the people are hungry, sick and dirt poor, why would you spend so much of your resources of this ridiculous overblown building? Certainly doesn't jive with Christian principles but gives bishops bragging rights.
  • Lovely Cathedral with a great relaxing park next to it. Personally, I found the Chapel a few blocks away more interesting.
  • This cathedral was amaxing to see both inside and out. We actually found the interior more impressive than the famed gold chirch that's also in Puebla (but perhaps because we saw a better gold church in tepozatlan). The outside of the cathedral looks far more amazing at night when all the lights come on. In fact, all of puebla, and many other mexican cities, look a lot better at night. The fountain actoss from the cathedral is another amazing sight, especially at night.

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